Live-in care and visiting home care in South Shields
From our branch in the heart of South Shields, our dedicated team of friendly and professional carers support families living in South Shields, Jarrow, Boldon Colliery, Cleadon, Whitburn, East Boldon and the surrounding areas.
We provide tailored care plans to suit yours or your loved one’s needs. From preparing breakfast, helping you or your loved one get showered and dressed in the morning, popping to the shop as well as additional help with more complex care needs, our expert carers are here to support you.
We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality home care service in South Shields, fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission. We also provide respite support, housekeeping services and round-the-clock care across other areas of Newcastle too.
Meet Alecia, our Branch Manager
Alecia has been working in the care sector for several years and has provided care and support to a range of customers with learning difficulties and mental health needs.
She says: “I have an amazing team of carers, who always deliver outstanding service to our North East customers. I’ve lived in the North East for four years now, and previously lived in Scotland, so I know the North of England very well.”
Prior to joining Helping Hands, Alecia worked as a client manager for a complex care company, specialising in needs such as tracheostomy and ventilation support. She loves learning and developing her skill set and is currently completing her NVQ levels.
Visiting home care built to suit you
Our care visits start from just 30 minutes per week, all the way through to several hours a day. Visiting care in the comfort of your home is a great way to preserve your independence, designed to fit in around your lifestyle, routines and requirements, even if you only need a quick visit each week.
Whether you’re looking for care for yourself or someone close to you, visiting home care enables you to have the right level of care in the place you feel most comfortable. Our South Shields carers can support you with making sure you have the correct medication at the right time, helping with mobility aids such as walking frames and supporting you with household duties including ironing and laundry. Our carers are also great company and love to chat.
The carers have been reliable, caring, friendly and efficient, not only to mam but to the rest of our family. Their efficiency has been commended by our doctor and the district nurses.
Lynne from Newcastle
Round-the-clock live in care support in your own home
As conditions deteriorate, you might find that you or your loved one needs more regular support. Continuous, 24-hour care ensures you can stay living in your home, whilst still receiving the same aspects of visiting care.
Live-in care is an ideal solution for those who have an advanced condition or have very particular needs. All our live-in carers are fully-trained and confident to support with administering medication or helping with mobility, as well as carrying out complex care needs, such as stomas and catheters.
We handpick our carers to suit your needs and your personality; that way they’ll be more than just a carer. They’ll also be a friend or companion.
Domiciliary care in South Shields
Domiciliary care, also known as home care is a great option for those wanting to remain in their own home. Our South Shields team will provide a bespoke care plan, built with your needs in mind. Whether you need help changing the bed sheets or someone to accompany you to the local shop, our South Shields carers are more than happy to help.
From personal care to mobility support, our professional and compassionate carers are more than capable to help you and your family. With award-winning training, their expertise and knowledge will support you the throughout your journey.
Dementia care in South Shields
The symptoms and intensity of dementia vary with each person. Because dementia affects people in different ways, finding the right level of support can be difficult.
Familiarity is key, that’s why we’ll closely follow a tailored care plan, built by and around you. Whether your loved one needs medication at a specific time or has a favourite TV programme that they enjoy watching, our carers will be on hand to facilitate this routine.
Elderly care for you or your loved ones
Elderly care is a great option for those looking for extra support around the house or local community. Giving peace of mind for both you and your family, our dedicated carers will be on hand to help you with your needs, whether it’s household duties such as laundry, or a regular friendly face to accompany you.
We understand accepting someone new to your family home is difficult, that’s why we’ll carefully handpick your carer, ensuring your needs, personality and interest are well matched.
Respite care at the times you need extra support
Constantly caring for a family member or friend can have an impact on your own emotional and physical wellbeing. If you’re starting to feel overwhelmed, short-term relief may be the best option.
Respite care allows you to have a break, but also ensures the person you’re supporting has the same level of care you provide for them, whilst still living in their own home.
You can use respite care for other reasons, such as other commitments or a family occasion or emergency which requires your attention. Or, you may wish to have some support following a hospital stay or illness. Our South Shield carers will make sure your routines are followed closely so your loved one always receives a consistent level of care.
Our team of trained South Shields carers
We’re fully committed to providing the highest quality of care possible. To make sure our carers have the right skills and capabilities, we ensure each carer goes through a detailed, mandatory training programme before they start working out in the South Shields community, covering:
- Personal care
- Safe moving and manual handling
- Medication administration
- Mobility support
- First aid
Not only is our training endorsed as a Centre of Excellence by Skills for Care, we’re also fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), meaning our carers have gone through a detailed background check and follow the most up-to-date practices in their work.
I love spending time talking with my customers and love everything about my job. It’s great knowing I am enabling customers to continue living in the comfort of their own home.
Angela, a visiting carer
Areas across South Shields that we cover:
|Boldon Colliery||Forest Hall||Hebburn|
|South Shields||Wallsend||West Boldon|
Find out more about care in South Shields
We understand there is a lot to consider when choosing care. That’s why our team will be on hand to explain everything you need to know, and more.
You can visit Alecia and our South Shields team on Chillingham Road Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (excluding bank holidays), or you can book an appointment at a time and place which suits you and your loved one.